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Big Data & Translation

by Angela Guess Ron Powell of BeyeNetwork recently interviewed SAIC SVP Jonathan Litchman regarding the intersection of Big Data and linguistic technology. Litchman commented, “Big data, as you know, is a term used for lots of different things. When I think about big data, it depends on how big you want to get. If you…

White Paper: The Data Governance Frontier

by Angela Guess Varonis has published a new white paper, Data Owners: The Data Governance Frontier. The abstract states, “This document explores the background and ramifications of the following dialogue: Does access to unstructured data need to be managed? If so, will someone or some persons need to decide who gets access to a given…

New Paper: Big Data, Big Impact

by Angela Guess The World Economic Forum has posted a new paper titled Big Data, Big Impact: New Possibilities for International Development. The paper is available for download here. According to the abstract, “The amount of data in the world is exploding – large portion of this comes from the interactions over mobile devices being…

The Inside Scoop on Cloud MDM

by Angela Guess CloudTweaks recently interviewed Chris Hale of Liaison Technologies regarding the concept of Cloud Master Data Management. Hale stated, “We’ve been providing master data management solutions for a long time, but we’re seeing a definite surge in customer interest with our cloud-based MDM services. Not to mention, we’re also hearing that an increasing…

Outsourcing Big Data Jobs?

by Angela Guess Maria Deutscher of Services Angle writes, “Statistically foreign workers might prove to be one answer to the big data skill gap that is growing increasingly noticeable in the U.S today. The McKinsey Global Institute said that there’s a shortage of 200,000 data scientists in the current job market. That’s a lot of…

Big Data and Cybersecurity at the Olympics

by Angela Guess Chris Peterson of TechNewsWorld reports, “In the most recent Beijing Olympics, it is estimated there were 12 million potential cybersecurity threats each day. The reality is the majority of these threats were easily mitigated — routine cybersecurity attacks from automated tools and moderately skilled attackers. However, within those millions of benign threats,…

Securing the Cloud with a Security Governance Framework

by Angela Guess Abdul Salam of Cloud Tweaks reports, “Cloud computing has received the brunt of most recent high-profile security attacks and data breaches, giving cloud computing a bad reputation of being unsecure, which now makes it a scapegoat for any failed security measure. But cloud computing can become very secure no matter the architecture…

Mapping Big Data to Business Goals

by Angela Guess Joe Cordo of CMO.com recently wrote, “The idea of mapping Big Data to business goals is almost an oxymoron, isn’t it? After all, Big Data is an amorphous term and business goals are very real and specific. Get past the hyperbole, and you’ll see that Big Data for the marketer is really…

William McKnight to Keynote NoSQL Now!

by Angela Guess The team at DATAVERSITY ™ is pleased to announce that William McKnight, President of McKnight Consulting Group will keynote the NoSQL Now! Conference this August 21-23 at the San Jose Convention Center. According to the release, “McKnight will highlight a comprehensive agenda of sessions that will feature key topics related to NoSQL…

New Book: Managing Blind

by Angela Guess ECCMA reports that the company has published founder Peter R. Benson’s book, Managing Blind: A Data Quality and Data Governance Vade Mecum. According to the company, “The literal translation of the Latin vade mecum is ‘go with me’, a small reference book that you carry with you. Managing Blind is a small,…